Karlos Dansby | Arizona Cardinals | LB
2013 Experience: 10th Season
IDP Fantasy Football Outlook: I don’t care if Dannell Ellerbe had a good year in Baltimore I think it was a dumb move for the Dolphins to let both Dansby and Kevin Burnett go in the same offseason. Dansby is a terrific linebacker and I wouldn’t be concerned about his age at all, this guy is durable and he gets it done.
Arizona brought him back because he’s been a leader in this franchise that helped take this team to a Super Bowl and to be a positive influence in light of the Daryl Washington problems this past spring.
Washington will be gone for at least the first four games of the season and if he does get another suspension for what happened with his girlfriend, Dansby may reach high end LB2 status this season. I like Dansby and we know he will be a quality producer, and a worthy LB3 option even when Washington comes back, if he comes back this year.
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Summer of 2012: Fantasy Projections
After a horrible first half of the season, Karlos Dansby saved face down the stretch. It’s likely his decline had more to do with offseason conditioning because of the lockout, than his age.
Let’s give Dansby the benefit of the doubt and say he’s going to bounce back as a consistent LB3 with possible LB2 upside. The Dolphins are switching to a 4-3 scheme but Dansby will patrol the middle of the field.
Summer of 2011: Fantasy Projections
Karlos Dansby struggled with health in his first year with the Dolphins as he missed a few games, and that led to him missing the 100 tackle mark for the first time in a few seasons. While Dansby failed to live up to his draft status as a late No.1 type linebacker for tackle heavy leagues in 2010, I do believe he can at least return to a top 20 this year.
Dansby is plenty talented enough to be a solid IDP linebacker on the Dolphins but this defense may not be on the field as much as his teams in Arizona because they can actually run the football. That’s just a minor detail in what might be limiting Dansby, but let’s face it, he’s only had one season in his seven years over 109 tackles. That’s not all that bad, but it’s clearly not worthy of being a No.1 linebacker to draft and if you looking for someone with upside as a No.2, he’s not your guy as well.
Just remember what you’re getting into with Dansby and that is a reliable veteran in the prime of his career, and that’s not so bad in the world of IDP fantasy football.
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2010 IDP Fantasy Football Outlook
The Cardinals lost one of their hart and sole players when Karlos Dansby moved on in free agency to the Dolphins. Dansby stands to remain in a 3-4 style defense with the Dolphins and should put up numbers comparable to those in Arizona. That makes him a solid option in tackle-heavy IDP fantasy leagues.